Wed, Jan 25, 2017, 12pm - 1pm
Alpert Medical School
Case Study Room 270
222 Richmond Street
Shehlina Ahmed, MD, MPH
Health and Population Adviser
Department for International Development (DFID)/UKAID
"Introducing a new cadre of health professional, midwives, to the health system of Bangladesh"
Dr. Shehlina Ahmed is a public health expert from Bangladesh. Dr. Ahmed has extensive experience working as a technical expert and programmer for international NGOs, the UN and in donor agencies for more than 20 years. She has worked for Plan International in Bangkok, Thailand, and worked closely with BRAC Health, the International Center for Diarrheal Disease, Engender Health, Population Council, Ipas, Marie Stopes Int’l, Management Science Health, CARE etc. At present, as the lead health adviser for DFID she oversees a GBP 120 million project that supports the Government of Bangladesh in implementing a national health program. She works at the policy level closely with other donors like USAID, Global Affairs Canada, Sweden, Germany and the World Bank, United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the World Health Organization.